John Holyoke

Outdoors Editor

 
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I’m back! Subtitle: What I now know about having a stroke (or three)

on Jan. 05, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
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A 10-pointer his dad would have been proud of

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
Spruce budworm larva

Low trap counts for spruce budworm doesn’t mean outbreak isn’t looming

By John Holyoke on Dec. 08, 2016, at 10:51 a.m.
Major spruce budworm outbreaks are cyclical and typically attack a forest every 30 to 40 years.
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Belfast hunter’s patience pays off as 16-point buck returns

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
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Bangor hunter bags 261-pound monster buck — 313 pounds ‘on the hoof’

on Dec. 02, 2016, at 10:59 a.m.
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Another year, plenty of deer … but not for me

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 2:17 p.m.
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Here are the BDN’s Biggest Bucks for 2016

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 6:30 a.m.
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Here are the BDN’s Biggest Bucks for 2016

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 6:30 a.m.
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Haul your 15-pointer in the trunk of a Camry? (It can be done)

on Nov. 30, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
BANGOR DAILY NEWS

Haul your 15-pointer in the trunk of a Camry? Why not!

on Nov. 30, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.

Haul your 15-pointer in the trunk of a Camry? Why not!

By John Holyoke on Nov. 30, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
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Allagash adventure: A 267-pound buck, and a five-hour drag

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 12:12 p.m.
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Hunter’s first buck a massive 15-pointer

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 1:02 p.m.
VIDEO
Joseph "Rocky" Gravel puts a deer into the walk-in cooler at G&G Custom Deer Cutting in Winslow. Rocky and his father-in-law, Ed Grenier, own the shop, where they process deer for hunters.

Deer season keeping small butcher operations busy

By John Holyoke on Nov. 23, 2016, at 11 a.m.
Butcher Rocky Gravel said with three men working without interruption, they can process an entire deer — from skinning to cutting to wrapping in vacuum-sealed plastic — in about 45 minutes.
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First big buck, and ‘My dad was there in spirit’

on Nov. 23, 2016, at 6 a.m.
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A special 10-point buck: ‘Dad was there in spirit’

on Nov. 21, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
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22-point buck — nicknamed ‘Brutus’ — taken near Sugarloaf, but not by a hunter

on Nov. 18, 2016, at 9:13 a.m.
VIDEO
Keel Kemper, a regional wildlife biologist with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, measures the diameter of a deer antler on Monday in Winslow. Wildlife biologists visit local butchers to collect data on deer to craft future deer management strategies.

‘Meat locker’ research benefits Maine deer herd

By John Holyoke on Nov. 17, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Among the most important pieces of data are antler beam diameters and average weights of yearling bucks, which help biologists decide if the available habitat is adequately supporting the number of deer on the landscape.
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‘Not a wicked exciting hunt’ ends with 250-pound buck

on Nov. 17, 2016, at 12:40 p.m.
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Leg amputation, heart problems, cancer don’t stop hunter from bagging 220-pound deer

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.